[Samba] Any pointers for multiple subnets?
mark at campbell-lange.net
Thu Apr 12 09:15:42 GMT 2007
On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 11:58:48AM +0530, Nandan Bhat wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Thanks for the link; I'll try it out and let you know how it goes.
> As for my LANs, my situation is this:
> * my linux machines are on both LANs
> * both linux machines are part of the 192.168.1.0/24 workgroup and
> appear under the workgroup when viewed from Windows clients in
> ** under 192.168.1.0/24, all windows clients are able to browse the two
> linux boxes and machines under 192.168.1.0/24 but not machines under
> * both linux machines appear under a workgroup when viewed from Windows
> clients in 192.168.0.0/24 (and are browseable).
> ** under 192.168.0.0/24, all windows clients are able to browse the two
> linux boxes and machines under 192.168.0.0/24 but not machines under
It sounds like Samba is working as desired. To have netbios work for the
windows machines across the subnets I believe you will have to have the
WINS server as detailed in that old (2005) link I posted. I have never
set this up personally so can not help you on that any further.
Personally, I would instead use DNS. do you have a DNS server on one of
the linux boxes (such as dnsmasq?) if you set up dns and DHCP from the
linux box, then your windows clients will most likely browse across fine
as long as they are getting their dhcp lease from this box (make sure
you turn off any adsl/firewall/router dhcp setup).
> I'll try out the suggestions in the link and let you know how it goes.
> BTW, I am guessing only one of my linux machines needs to be the local
> master; the other may be a domain master (but need not be). Correct me
> if I'm wrong on that concept.
> Mark Adams wrote:
> >Hi Nathan
> >>Thanks for your interest. In reply to your question, the answer is
> >>yes. Both the linux machines are on both the LANs. Both are browseable
> >>from Windows clients in both networks by \\netbiosname and \\ipaddress
> >To confirm, You can connect across these subnets with netbios or ip, but
> >only browsing through "My Network Places" does not work? and the only
> >shares you are trying to browse for are the samba shares on your linux
> >box? if not do the windows based shares show?
> >Have you set the workgroup in the samba config? or are you choosing
> >'View Entire Network' when browsing through My network places?
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